2013 (SENIOR): Returning starter at defensive end… first team All-SEC… 29 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks for season… ranks fifth in Auburn annals in single-season sacks (10.5) and sixth in career sacks (20.5)… second in SEC in sacks per game (0.8)… Ted Hendricks Award list… missed first two games after suffering a left knee sprain in preseason camp… first action vs. Mississippi State, where he had 6 second-half tackles, 3 on the Bulldogs’ final drive before AU scored… 2 sacks (-13), 3 TFL against Ole Miss… 12-yard sack vs. Western Carolina… two sacks on the final drive of the Texas A&M game, including a fourth-down stop of Johnny Manziel (-22)... sack and forced a fumble vs. Florida Atlantic… sack, 2 TFL at Arkansas… 2 tackles, TFL at Tennessee… forced a Georgia fumble and had a 5-yard sack and 6 QB hurries against the Bulldogs, including the pressure on the game’s final play… sack, 3 tackles in SEC championship game… 2 sacks vs. Florida State in BCS title game… Senior Bowl invite… Bednarik Award watch list… preseason All-SEC (SEC Media second team, SEC Coaches third team, Athlon fourth team)… Phil Steele midseason 3rd team All-SEC… game captain: LSU … December, 2013, graduate in public administration ... Second team preseason All-SEC (SEC Coaches, SEC Media) ... fourth team preseason All-SEC (Athlon) ... Bednarik Award preseason watch list ... represented the Tigers at SEC Media Days
2012 (JUNIOR): Starter at defensive end ... eight career starts ... two sacks of Clemson’s Tajh Boyd for -14 yards; those two sacks and his seven tackles overall were both career bests ... four tackles, a sack, PBU and two QB hurries in win over ULM ... six tackles and a pair of hurries vs. LSU ... injury kept him out of Ole Miss game ... saw limited action at Vanderbilt ... pair of stops vs. Texas A&M ... three tackles and a sack vs. New Mexico State ... six solo tackles and a 10-yard sack in the Georgia game ... two sacks and forced an Alabama A&M fumble ... three tackles at Alabama... voted the defensive MVP of the A-Day spring scrimmage with four tackles, two TFL and a sack
2011 (SOPHOMORE -- MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Played in three games before being sidelined for remainder of season with back injury ... had seven tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss (-4) and one sack (-3) ... also had four QB pressures, fourth most on team ... posted three tackles and a sack against Utah State in the season opener ... also credited with a pair of quarterback hurries ... had three tackles, a TFL and two QB hurries against Mississippi State ... one tackle at Clemson
2010 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 13 games with one start and totaled 11 tackles, two sacks ... saw playing time in season opener vs. Arkansas State but did not record a tackle ... against ULM, earned first career start and equaled career-high with four tackles, three solo ... also had two QB hurries ... recorded one assisted tackle vs. Kentucky ... had one tackle vs. Ole Miss ... against UTC, totaled three tackles, all solo, with one sack (-5) and a pair of QB hurries ... only tackle vs. Georgia was a solo sack (-11) ... had one tackle in the win over South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... played but did not have a tackle vs. Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game
2009 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 13 games ... totaled 12 tackles ... in first collegiate game, recorded one tackle with two QBH ... had one tackle, solo, and one QB hurry in limited snaps vs. Mississippi State ... had one QB hurry vs. West Virginia ... against Ball State, had season highs with four tackles with one sack (minus 10 yards) and half a TFL (minus 1 yard) with one QB hurry ... registered two tackles against Arkansas ... matched season-high with four tackles vs. Furman, a FL (-6 yards) and a pair of QB hurries ... also recorded first career INT, picking off a deflected pass vs. the Paladins ... played but did not register a tackle vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl
HIGH SCHOOL: High School Coach: Charlie Boren ... as a senior, had 90 tackles (40 solo, 50 assists), including 38 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, intercepted a pass and broke up three ... selected 2008 Star of Alabama for his game against Hokes Bluff with 12 tackles including five sacks for a loss of 40 yards, and an interception ... as a junior, had 87 total tackles with 36 solo, 16 tackles for a loss and 12 sacks ... Class 4A All-State team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior ... ranked as the nation’s No. 26 defensive end by Scout.com ... listed as the nation’s No. 35 defensive end by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... listed as the No. 7 player from Alabama by SuperPrep ... ranked 62nd among outside linebackers and 27th on the Alabama Postseason Top 40 by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Birthday is March 19 ... son of James and Debbie Ford ... Major: Public Administration